Welcome Michael Rector

RectorMichaelMichael Rector started on August 25, 2014, as an Assistant Professor, Music.  He holds a doctorate in music from Manhattan School of Music, a master’s from the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s from Oberlin College. An accomplished pianist, he competes frequently in international competitions, and was a prize winner of the Jacob Flier Competition in New York.  He and his wife, pianist Sylvia Hong, perform as Duo Affannato and have toured extensively in the United States, Korea and, earlier this year, Eastern Europe.  His dissertation investigated Chopin’s harmonic practice and musical influences.  Welcome Michael!

WRS Benefit Presentations

Attention Employees covered under the Wisconsin Retirement System:

WRS Benefit Presentations, Webinars, Group Appointments, Benefit Fairs Set for September – December 2014

Representatives from ETF frequently give presentations at a variety of locations throughout Wisconsin. These staff appearances offer members an opportunity to learn about the Wisconsin Retirement System and related benefits. We encourage all members to attend an ETF presentation. Statewide benefit presentations, group appointments, webinars and benefit fairs offer you an opportunity to ask questions of knowledgeable ETF staff. For more information on benefit presentations, groups appointments, webinars and benefit/health fairs, read Employer Bulletin Vol. 31, No. 12.

9/11 Memorial “Walk the Stairs” Event

  • Thursday, September 11, 2014
  • Anytime between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
  • 2nd floor Atrium Cofrin Library
  • Participants will walk the stairs of the library floors 2 through 8 to honor and pay tribute to the victims, families, and service members effected by the tragic events of 9/11/2001.

Phoenix Park Outdoor Yoga

It’s that time of the year to FALL in love with Yoga at Outdoor Yoga in Phoenix Park!

  • Friday, September 5
  • 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Phoenix Park
  • (Rain site: Phoenix B in the Union)
  • FREE!


Take a break from the day, and melt the stress away!

Experience invigorating your body, mind and soul with Yoga amongst the UW-Green Bay wilderness with KEC instructor, Liz, as she leads you through a calm practice amongst nature.

Mats and blocks will be provided, but please wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle.

As always, all levels of experience are welcome!

Strength Training 101

Start your fall semester off STRONG by learning a simple approach to strength training your whole body as one!

Feel empowered, reduce stress levels, increase mental clarity and bring even more quality to the life you’re living with just one simple session.

Join the super friendly Kress Events Center fitness staff to acquire the skills on how to effectively strength train with a full body workout designed by our Certified Personal Trainers!

Other details:

  • FREE!
  • Open to students, faculty/staff and Kress community members
  • No special equipment, clothing or training necessary – just the desire to learn!
  • Handouts will be provided on the material covered
  • All levels of experience welcome

Welcome Wendy Guerra


Wendy Guerra started on July 7, 2014, as an Archives Assistant.  Prior to starting at UW-Green Bay she worked at UW-Stout in their Archives and Area Research Center.  She earned her BA from UW-Eau Claire in Public History and will be pursuing a Masters in Library and Information Science next year.  Her hometown is Birchwood, Wisconsin, and her family consists of her mom, dad, brother and two sisters.  Wendy’s favorite pastime is to enjoy a good book with a great cup of coffee.

SLO Food Demo’s and Healthy Potluck!

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee hosted a Healthy Potluck and SLO Food Demo’s.  SLO demonstrated how to create simple garden-to-plate dishes, shared the finished products as well as distribute some of their favorite recipes.

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CURRENT – Lunch n’ Learn


Balancing Resources and Priorities presented by Mike Devereux    
Event Basics
When: Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014
11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Presentation
1 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay
2040 Airport Dr
Green Bay, WI  54313
Fee: $15 Members of Current
$20 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2014 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: To be determined.
Register: (920) 437-8704
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
Event Overview
Balancing Resources and Priorities
One of the challenges of leadership is allocating resources amongst competing ideas and projects.  In this presentation, Mike Devereux, president and CEO of Nature’s Way Brands, will describe the strategic planning process that takes place at Nature’s Way. This includes how they evaluate their business strategy over multiple horizons, short term/medium term/long term, in order to build a growing and sustaining business over the long term. Mike will share his experiences with this process including the tough decisions that can sometimes be controversial when balancing the dilutive impact of investments on short-term performance.
About the Speaker
Mike Devereux
President and CEO
Nature’s Way BrandsMike Devereux is the CEO of Nature’s Way Brands, a company formed in 2009 after the acquisition by Nature’s Way of Enzymatic Therapy, a manufacturer of dietary supplements founded in Green Bay in the 1980s.

Mike joined Enzymatic Therapy in 2001 as the CFO and became COO in 2006.  After the business was sold in 2009 to Nature’s Way, Mike led the integration of the combined businesses and became CEO in 2011.

Nature’s Way Group is a manufacturer and marketer of a full line of dietary supplements available in retail locations throughout the USA, including health food stores, retailers, and mass market and club channel chains.  In addition, they market a line of supplements to the health care practitioner channel under the brand name of Integrative. The company is also well known in Canada and is beginning an exciting strategy to market the product line in key markets throughout the world.

During Mike’s 30+-year business career, he has held leadership positions of increasing responsibility including with companies such as Ernst & Young, Beatrice Foods, Mallinckrodt and Hershey Foods. His 11+ years in the food supplement industry is certainly the place he most fondly now calls home. Mike grew up in Chicago and received his accounting degree and master’s of business administration in international business from DePaul University.


Welcome Ashley Folcik

Ashley started on July 7, 2014, and an Operations Manager in the College of Professional Studies. Prior to starting at UW-Green Bay Ashley was employed at Virginia Tech for three years. She earned her BA in International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic. Her hometown is Powers, Michigan.